I’ve been idly wondering about an upgrade from my PID modded Gaggia Classic (+ Niche Zero). I thought about the Lelit MaraX and the Elizabeth - which seems quite the popular dilemma, judging by the various ‘please help me choose’ posts I have seen. But the dilemma has some unexpected dimensions which I am hoping is just pre-large-purchase paranoia:
When checking recently for prices, I noticed that Bella Barista (and indeed the Amazon Lelit shop) are out of stock of much of the Lelit range. I wondered if Lelit was having trouble, or going through some transformation. I gather that they’ve been bought out by Breville or Peugeot or someone, is this just a reset moment do you think - or should I be looking at another brand maybe?
Also while Googling merrily I returned Elizabeth V4 as a result - is that a thing? I thought v3 was the latest, or maybe a new model about to ‘Drop’ (as the young say)?
Be grateful for any thoughts -cheers